05/18/2015 07:00 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How To Make A Gallon Of Iced Coffee In Just 15 Minutes

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There are a few different ways to get your hands on a glass of iced coffee, the official caffeinated beverage of summer. You can go out and buy one, but everyone knows it's priced way too high. Another option is to have the foresight to make a batch of cold brew at home, but that means thinking about what you're going to drink tomorrow, today which is very unlikely. There's the quickie method of brewing hot coffee on cold iced cubes. It works, but if not done correctly it's basically just watered down, lukewarm coffee. So, in other words, gross.

Or, there's this other option. A really good one. One that lets you make a gallon (or less) of good iced coffee in just 15 minutes. How is this possible you ask? It's all about the ice bath.

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Photo credit: Foodess

Food blogger Foodess brought this simple concept to our attention and we are ever so grateful. If you can make a good batch of coffee, you can make great iced coffee -- by chilling the freshly-brewed coffee into a simple ice bath. You'll need lots of ice cubes, btw. (And coffee ice cubes for the the finished iced coffee.)

Head on over to Foodess for exact instructions -- and drink iced coffee whenever you want it.



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